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Broadband's on the Case with Urban Community Benefits

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Many low-income urban communities need better, faster broadband as much as rural America. Learn why and what you can do about it. Our guest Lev Gonick, CIO of Cleveland, OH's Case Western Reserve University, launched the nation's first gigabit fiber-to-the-home research program called the Case Connection Zone.  

Lev describes some of his major findings from this research, as well as exciting applications Case Western's urban broadband test bed has spawned. He also will discuss Gig.U, a new project headed by National Broadband Plan architect Blair Levin to facilitate collegiate broadband centers that expand services to surrounding communities.

Our audience will pick up some vital lessons, including:

  • availability and adoption are not the same, particularly in urban communities;
  • how to structure effective "town & gown" strategies for broadband; and
  • effective roles for private sector partners with Gig.U.

Go to for more information about the Gig.U program.